East County News Service
May 30, 2016 (San Diego) -- After Hillary Clinton backed out of debating Bernie Sanders in California, late night comedy host Jimmy Kimmel asked Donald Trump if he would debate Sanders. Trump said he would – provided $10 million could be raised for a charity.
Sanders promptly tweeted “Game on,” agreeing to the debate. But a day later, Trump’s campaign claimed that he was only joking. Trump now says he doesn’t want to debate a second place finisher, though the Democratic primary is not yet over.
However some high tech industry representatives have come forward to say that they would donate the $10 million that Trump demanded for a worthy charity, but so far the Trump campaign has ignored the growing cry for a Sanders-Trump debate, prompting a new Twitter feed with the hashtag #Chicken Trump.
Twitter users had a field day mocking Trump, depicting Trump-style wigs on chickens and Senator Sanders portrayed as Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame.
Sanders has said he hopes Trump will change his mind as he has on many other issues. Calling Trump a ”big tough guy,” Sanders asks, “Well, Mr. Trump, what are you afraid of? Why do you not want to see a debate here in California and obviously all across this country?”